JFK's TWA Flight Center to Become Airport's First Hotel After $265M Renovation

Designed by architect Eero Saarinen, the TWA Flight Center was the central terminal at JFK Airport for years. With its dramatic shape suggestive of a bird, the building marked a pretty big shift in corporate construction, leading other airports to put a little more effort into their designs. Even though it’s considered a symbol of the Golden Age of Travel, the terminal ended operations in 2001 after capacity constraints and post-9/11 security issues, and has since remained largely unused. Until now, that is. Last week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo finally confirmed that the iconic Flight Center is on its way to becoming a hotel that will be opening in 2018.

“This administration has committed to modernizing New York’s airports for the 21st century by creating gateways worthy of New York City and ensuring travelers have the services they need,’’ says Governor Cuomo. “At the TWA Flight Center, we are able to meet those goals while also preserving its iconic design for passengers to enjoy for decades to come.”

Mila Pantovich

An avid traveler, Mila Pantovich splits her time between San Diego, CA and Banff, AB Canada. She has been working with JustLuxe as a writer and editor since 2012 and has been featured in several publications, including Huffington Post. Additionally, she works in content design at Intuit. Follow her travels on Instagram: @MilaPantovich ...(Read More)

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